|By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
During the early 1980s,
He served 18 years on the
"He was proud of his roots," Webb said. "He did great things for the university. He was a big supporter of the university. ... He'll be missed."
"He really impressed me," Drake said. "He was a member of the coal industry looking beyond the next pay day. He was looking at the long-term problems of being able to use coal in an environmentally acceptable manner, and was very interested in the advanced technologies we were working on to gasify coal, liquefy coal, and those kinds of things.
"He was very progressive. He had the vision to understand that there was more than just digging it up and throwing it in a boiler. In the long run, we were going to have to develop advanced techniques to keep coal viable."
A native of
When the Herald-Leader did a series of stories on Caudill's life and legacy in 2012-13,
However, in a 1988 interview for the
"We would come to